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Saturday, November 14, 2020
A Newham Branch of the Labour Housing Group?
I have been a member of the Labour Housing Group (LHG) for many years. For almost as long I have been talking about seeing if we could set up a borough wide branch of the LHG in Newham.
As a socialist society affiliated to the Labour Party we work within the movement, both nationally and locally, to develop and promote workable socialist housing policies through our members.
If you believe another future is possible for our country and housing – become a member and join us in the fight".
Newham probably has the worse housing crisis in the entire country, so it makes sense that we should have a local branch here not only working on developing progressive housing policies but also working with the wider Labour movement to campaign for the funding needed to deliver safe, secure, good quality and affordable housing for all.
I am back on the Executive of the London wide branch of the LHG and maybe we can mirror their governance arrangements.
So on Wednesday 25 November 2020 at 7pm I will organise a zoom meeting for all Labour Party supporters in Newham, who are interested in housing issue,s to attend and form a Steering Committee to set up a branch.
Tomorrow I will email our CLPs, Labour Group, affiliated trade unions and our MPs (Lyn Brown MP is supportive) and Assembly member asking them to support and send the invite to their members.